Erin Butcher advises higher education entities on Title IX, athletics compliance and name, image, and likeness matters, and employment matters and is an experienced litigator and mediator. She serves as an education litigator licensed in Ohio, a Title IX investigator and hearing officer for colleges and universities, trains on the Title IX regulations for higher education institutions throughout the country, and conducts climate surveys in related Title IX matters. Erin enjoys the interactions with students, faculty, and staff these roles provide and the work required to best balance the law, the needs of the clients, and the needs of parties involved in difficult disputes.

Before joining Bricker Graydon’s Higher Education team, Erin represented state agencies and public colleges and universities in federal, state and administrative proceedings at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. She has also advised clients on employment and labor issues, trained human resources professionals, and assisted with public records and open meetings law-related issues.


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 2010; Editorial Board Co-Note and Comment Editor, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution; Board member, treasurer and grant award committee member, Public Interest Law Foundation; Recipient, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution Significant and Lasting Contribution Award; Honorable mention, Nancy H. Rogers Prize in Dispute Resolution Scholarship; Mediator, Franklin County Probate Court and Night Prosecutor

The Ohio State University (B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, magna cum laude and Honors with Distinction), 2004

Professional Activities

Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys



Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements


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Erin E. Butcher

Of Counsel
  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2011
  • Admitted, State of Texas, 2024
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
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